Royer Price Increase
Old 19th September 2006
  #1
Gear maniac
 
mdsmith64's Avatar
 

Thread Starter
Royer Price Increase

Yikes! Looks like I waited about one week too long to make my planned purchase of a Royer R121. They appear to have just jumped up by about $200. How did I miss that? Did anyone else know this was comming? Damn. If I'd know I would of made my purchase last week.


Best Regards,

Mike.
Old 19th September 2006
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Roland's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdsmith64 View Post
Yikes! Looks like I waited about one week too long to make my planned purchase of a Royer R121. They appear to have just jumped up by about $200. How did I miss that? Did anyone else know this was comming? Damn. If I'd know I would of made my purchase last week.


Best Regards,

Mike.
Prices for them have dropped over the last couple of years in the UK.

Regards


Roland
Old 19th September 2006
  #3
Gear maniac
 
mdsmith64's Avatar
 

Thread Starter
Hey Roland,

Hmmm...I wonder if that has anything to do with the weakening dollar? Anyway, it just sucks that I was so close to buying one and then to have the price jump by $200. I was going to visit them at the AES Convention in San Francisco to ask a few questions and then go out and get one. Shoot, shoot shoot...

Best Regards,

Mike
Old 19th September 2006
  #4
Buy used, save $$$. There seems to be enough that are available after the initial fad has passed.

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades
Old 19th September 2006
  #5
Gear maniac
 
mdsmith64's Avatar
 

Thread Starter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Williams View Post
Buy used, save $$$. There seems to be enough that are available after the initial fad has passed.

Jim Williams
Audio Upgrades

Funny you should mention that! I just added "Royer R121" to my ebay favorite searches. I realize the Royers are the "mic flavor of the day", however, since I don't have a ribbon in my mic locker yet it wouldn't be a bad investment. I suppose I should take another look at the Beyer m160 as less of a budget buster. My main interest is in micing distorted guitar cabinets and I've heard that either one is useful in this application. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.

Best Regards,

Mike.
Old 19th September 2006
  #6
Lives for gear
 
Brad McGowan's Avatar
 

Check out the Shiny Box 46 for distorted electric guitar.

Brad
Old 19th September 2006
  #7
Gear Guru
 
henryrobinett's Avatar
 

I also really like the Peluso R-14 for just that. It's even more "ribbony" - less hyped high mids. Takes EQ very well. And it's, what, about half the price? It compares very favorably. I have the Peluso, Royer 121 an R84, so I'm happy in the ribbon category at present. I'd check it out if I were you.
Old 19th September 2006
  #8
Registered User
 
Circulogi's Avatar
 

I dont know how good it is but CAD came out with a $200 ribbon recently. It looks cool but no idea how it sounds.
Old 19th September 2006
  #9
Gear maniac
 
mdsmith64's Avatar
 

Thread Starter
Hey, thanks for all the great suggestions. I appreciate it. They all look very interesting at first glance/google. I'll do some more research. Or, I may just end up biting the $200 bullet. Well see. You guys are the best.

Best Regards,

Mike.
Old 19th September 2006
  #10
Lives for gear
 
fuzzface777's Avatar
 

I love my 121, Calistro music gave me a heads up in August to buy before September so I did. Buying used is less a big a deal than I thought. You SHOULD assume that the ribbon is toast when you buy used, since a slight puff of air ruins them, BUT replacing them is only 125 bux
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.